MEMIC Promotes 2 to Key Workplace Safety Roles
(Portland, ME) – The MEMIC Group, a super-regional workers’ compensation insurance company with service teams from Maine to Florida and licensed in 46 states, has promoted two safety management consultants to broader roles within its expanding Loss Control department.
Maureen Anderson is the new Chief Ergonomist for MEMIC’s Loss Control team while Alexis Flink has been named Manager of Loss Control Services.
Anderson, who has more than 20 years of experience as an ergonomist, said that when she sees people struggle with tasks, her reaction is: “There has to be a better way.”
Anderson is a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) through the Board of Certified Professional Ergonomists (BCPE), the highest designation in the field of ergonomics. She also holds her WCP designation and is a Walkway Auditor Certification Holder (WACH). She earned her Master of Science in Human Factors Psychology from the University of Idaho, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Bates College.
She said she believes creating an efficient system and having a proactive approach to safety removes unnecessary exposure to back strains and slip-trip-and-fall hazards, decreasing fatigue and increasing the overall productivity of the business.
“For any company, behavioral-based safety, efficiency, and knowledge of the body mechanics of a job are key to an effective and proactive safety management system,” Anderson said. “I help develop a system that works for the entity as a whole, while still maintaining a focus on each employee’s personal safety, as well as the safety of their fellow employees.”
Flink, who joined MEMIC in 2015, possesses more than 15 years of experience providing safety management consulting to businesses in a variety of industries, from hospitals and construction to nonprofit organizations in New England, the South, Southwest, and Midwest.
She noted her “long connection with MEMIC, starting with my undergraduate degree where I had a professor who was also a director of Loss Control for MEMIC.”
“When I moved back to Maine, I saw how MEMIC had had a positive impact on the community I grew up in, so I knew I wanted to be a part of that process,” Flink said. “I look forward to serving MEMIC, agents, and policyholders in our shared passion for safety, and I’m confident MEMICs innovative outlook on safety and care will lead to a safer, more productive atmosphere for all our policyholders.”
In addition to working with a safety team on the hit show “Extreme Home Makeover,” she spent nearly two decades as an active member of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), becoming president of the Maine chapter in 2018 after having served as ASSP chapter secretary in Tucson Ariz., and treasurer for the chapter in Minneapolis.
Flink earned a B.S. in Environmental Health and Safety from the University of Maine and an M.S. in Occupational Health and Safety with a minor in Environmental Management from Columbia Southern University. She holds multiple certifications from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, including Certified Safety Professional and Occupational Health and Safety Technologist, and obtained Workers' Compensation Professional designation from AMCOMP.
The MEMIC Group includes MEMIC Indemnity Company, MEMIC Casualty Company, and parent company Maine Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company; all rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best. The MEMIC Group holds licenses to write workers’ compensation across the entire country. The group insures and serves more than 20,000 employers and their estimated 300,000 employees with dedicated safety and injury management service teams from Maine to Florida.